Archive for the ‘unschool’ Category

a few new things

Posted on October 8th, 2013 by mountain girl  |  6 Comments »

These blue plates, which we picked up this weekend in the camping section of the store. I grew up with everything blue enamel.  We had pots, pans, teapots, plates, bowls, cooking utensils, serving bowls, and even tiny dishware for the kids.  Dollhouse enamelware, too. I remember buying a blue frying pan for my mother’s birthday […]

first grade at home

Posted on August 19th, 2013 by mountain girl  |  6 Comments »

I’ve been doing some scheming. A little spying, snooping, hypothesizing, and gathering a plan for our school year.  The end result is that I have quite a bit more structure planned for Zia this year.  Gasp. After observing her way of learning–and just plain way of being happy–I’ve decided to switch up last year’s open-ended […]

solar prints

Posted on August 14th, 2013 by mountain girl  |  2 Comments »

Zia got this solar print paper from one of her friends at her birthday party. It sat on the table for a while, but when Caleb got back, he whipped her into action and they collected some leaves and flowers and made prints. These are sweet as is, but they would also look cool with […]

geocaching expedition #2

Posted on August 12th, 2013 by mountain girl  |  3 Comments »

We headed out looking for another geocache last week.  It was Caleb’s first, so he was pretty stoked.  We used a geocache map that showed landmarks, and it was an easy find. The container was tiny, with no room for any kind of treasure, so Caleb just signed his and Zia’s names and replaced it. […]

summer days

Posted on August 4th, 2013 by mountain girl  |  3 Comments »

It seems that now Caleb is home, our summer has finally really begun.  We’re playing at the reservoir, strolling around town, checking out the local First Fridays art show, snagging free ice cream, riding the carousel, catching a movie at the theater.  And spending lots of lovely, idle hours outside, lolling in the tree house, […]